Grand Canyon voted no.1 place to see before you die.

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  1. Steve Christou

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    "The place most Brits want to see before they die is ... the Grand Canyon.
    The awesome spectacle in Arizona — which is 270 miles long and a mile deep — was clear winner in a poll of 20,000 people. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, was second.
    But voters ignored dynamic scenery or culture for third place — and picked Florida’s Disney World." The Sun.
    Here's the top 30 places us Brits want to see before we die...
    1) Grand Canyon
    2) Great Barrier Reef
    3) Disneyworld, Florida
    4) South Island, New Zealand
    5) Cape Town, South Africa
    6) Golden Temple of Amritsar, India
    7) Las Vegas
    8) Sydney
    9) New York
    10)Taj Mahal, India
    11)Lake Louise, The Rockies
    12)Uluru, Australia
    13)Chichenitza, Mexico
    14)Machu Pichu, Peru
    15)Niagara Falls
    16)Petra, Jordan
    17)Pyramids of Egypt
    18)Venice
    19)Maldives
    20)Great Wall of China
    21)Victoria Falls
    22)Hong Kong
    23)Yosemite National Park
    24)Hawaii
    25)North Island, New Zealand
    26)The Iguaca Falls, South America
    27)Paris
    28)Alaska
    29)Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
    30)Mount Everest
    Never expected the Grand Canyon to top the list, I would have thought New York or Las Vegas or the Pyramids of Egypt, but apparently on our death beds our last words would be along the lines of...
    "aaah.. bugger I wish I had seen the Grand Canyooothhpptt......" [​IMG]
     
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    Disneyworld #3? My god.
     
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    Disneyworld #3? My god.
    That would not even make the top 5 places to visit in central Florida.
     
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    The hell with the Grand Canyon, I would rather see Christy Canyon [​IMG]
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

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    Well, we're talking about BRITISH people here.

    If you Brits had seen some of the places you can visit in America, the list might change a little. New York probably has more stuff for you to do inside the city and more landmarks than Disney and the Grand Canyon combined, plus there's no big mascots walking around.
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    No sorry we Brits want to see big thrusting rocks and deep crevasses and if possible Mickey Mouse as our guide...[​IMG]
     
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    Morgan, would you treat a list made by readers of trashy tabloid US newspapers as a good representative of what AMERICAN people would vote? [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing in New York can compare to the Grand Canyon as far as a visual experience and this is from somebody that dearly loves his native NYC Metro area.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    Hey when I was a kid my next door neighbor was Beverly Goodway, whose work often appeared (appears?) in the Sun (generally on page 3 [​IMG])
    The Grand Canyon is a very impressive sight, nothing quite prepares one for the sight, photos do not do it justice. I've also seen it from airliners on the way to/from LA its quite spectacular even at 35,000 ft! One time I had the pleasure of seeing both the Grand Canyon and Mount Fuji in the same day that way (or at least within the same 24 hour period).
     
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    You can find museums, "huge" stores, and video arcades in any major city. There's only one Grand Canyon. I take it you've recently been to NY but never to the GC. [​IMG] (plz correct me if I'm wrong) I've been to both and the Canyon is just majestic. NYC is damn cool but it's (in Letterman's words) a cespool. (no offense to New Yorkers, I love going there every year)
    If I had to choose one before I died it would be the Canyon.
     
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    It is cool that nz was 4th, but the South Island is half our country , so it is a little generic [​IMG]
     
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    And I quote National Lampoon's Vacation...
    Ellen Griswold: I honestly don't think we're going to find the Grand Canyon on this road.
    Clark Griswold: Jesus, it's only the biggest God-damn hole in the world.
     
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    Yeah, but many of these people probably live in London. What's there to do in NYC that is not in London? Yes, it's one of the world's great cities but it only has 200 yrs or so of interesting history. Why not place Cairo, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Moscow, etc etc before NYC?
     
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    I thought it was "see Naples and die".....actually I heard that the Veil of Kashmir is as impressive as the Grand Canyoon.
     
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    Strangely enough, I'd really like to see the British Museum before I croak. I bet I could work a deal out with some of these folks...
    Here's my top ten list
    1. The planet Earth from orbit
    2. Transferred from my current flesh and blood form to an invincible cyborg body with the strength of five gorillas (Sealab 2021 fans will recognize this request)
    3. The driver's seat of an open-wheel Indy car at 200+ mph
    4. Seated in the sweet spot of the world's best home theater with no distractions for my favorite movie marathon
    5. 100 hands at a $10k-$20k 7 card stud table (somebody else's money)
    6. dropped naked with a large knife in the deep Alaskan wilderness (OK, maybe I'll take some comfortable shoes)
    7. A luxury box seat at a Colts vs. Anybody Super Bowl
    8. Experiencing (through virtual reality) any fictional world of my choosing
    9. OK. You talked me into it. The Playboy Mansion.
    10. The tank commander's seat in an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank surging along the 405 during the destruction of Los Angeles in the Robot Monkey Apocalypse (you know it's coming!) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Brad
     
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    I dunno about the rest of you, but I would love to see my Obituary.

    BTW, I live about 1.5-2 hours from NYC. I've been there only once or twice (a few times on field trips, too). I'm going to CBS studios in NYC on Tuesday for a field trip. I love visiting the city, but I don't think I could live there.
     
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    There must be some mistake on the printed version of the list...
    Everyone knows the Canadian side of Niagara Falls is much better than the American side... [​IMG]
     

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